Carrot Cake Ice Cream

Oooh, this is good, you guys. Really good. I swear, I’ve been looking for a good carrot cake ice cream for ages, and I’ve tried it at a bunch of excellent ice cream parlors, but this is definitely the best one I have EVER had. It starts with my carrot cake jam (which I really can’t get enough of, in case you couldn’t tell), which gets swirled generously into a no-churn ice cream that tastes like frozen cream cheese frosting. Add in a generous handful of graham cracker crumbs (you could add nuts as well), and you have a sinfully delicious scoop of creamy, gooey-chewy (that’s a word, right?), carrot cake-y goodness.

Once you’ve made the jam, this recipe takes almost no time at all to come together, and I guarantee it’s worth the effort. I’m already plotting when I can make my next batch, because I’m already reaching the bottom of the container on this one and can’t stand the thought of running out!

Carrot Cake Ice Cream

  • 8 oz. cream cheese (full fat), room temperature
  • 14-oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tbs. packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 cups cold heavy cream
  • 2 cups carrot cake jam
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth.
  • Add sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon, and continue beating until smooth.
  • Transfer your cream cheese mixture to a large bowl, then pour your heavy cream into the mixer bowl.
  • Switch to a whisk attachment and whip the cream to stiff peaks.
  • Scoop 1/3 of the whipped cream into your cream cheese bowl and fold until combined. Repeat twice with the remaining cream.
  • Layer into your ice cream container with generous swirls of carrot cake jam and crumbled graham crackers– don’t skimp on either of these, they really make the ice cream incredible.
  • Freeze at least 8 hours, until firm.

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